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Simple Tzatziki Recipe

Simple Tzatziki
Yasmin Fahr

Simple Tzatziki

This easy, Greek-inspired tzatziki recipe works as a dipping sauce on a platter filled with hummus, babaganoush, and grape leaves or as a dressing for a grilled shrimp, lamb, or chicken pita. While I use nonfat Greek yogurt, you're welcome to use full fat (though I promise you don't sacrifice too much in taste in this recipe). Wrapped in an airtight container, it should last about 4-5 days in the refrigerator. 

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  • One 16-ounce container of non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
  • ½ large cucumber or 1 small cucumber, peeled and grated
  • Zest of ¼ lemon and juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a serving bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Taste and reseason as necessary.